State-of-the-art play park opens in Petworth

Town council chairman Chris Kemp and his granddaughter Phoebe 3, watched by Tina Murray and her son Shay 3. Photo by Derek Martin
Town council chairman Chris Kemp and his granddaughter Phoebe 3, watched by Tina Murray and her son Shay 3. Photo by Derek Martin

PETWORTH Town Council has opened the first of its two new play parks.

And state-of-the art play equipment has been provided for the children of the town.

Outdated equipment at Rosemary’s Gardens in the town centre, has been replaced with a range of items centring on a tower from which extend walkways, climbing nets and monkey ropes to fire the imagination of the youngsters.

There are two climbing frames, two slides and two sets of swings to cater for the older children as well as the youngsters.

In addition there is a seesaw and a roundabout.

And under foot a new safe anti skid and absorbent surface has been put down.

Vice chairman of the council Roger Hanauer told the Observer: “It is not before time that the playground facilities have been updated and we are proud to have produced what we feel are exciting facilities both at Hampers Common and in Rosemary’s Gardens.

“It is unfortunate our desire to give the children what they deserved as soon as possible, coincided with the worst deluge for a number of years which made Hampers Common vulnerable, but we are hoping to ‘mole’ that area and improve drainage.”

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